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WADCO NEWS 



Volume 2 



Piainville, Mass., February 11, 1921 



Number 3 



Gtyeic ibm of Alley i*ttn,a£tte 







WHY IS THIS? 



A suitable award will be paid for 
the best answer to this question. 
When an intelligent bunch of people 
will risk life and limb in such a mad 
scramble to get out, and then take 
their time after they get downstairs, 

$100 REWARD 



More or Less 

To any person or persons who will 
produce a better first page in the 
Wadco, this being the product of 
master minds born in a hurry. Com- 
petition wanted but not expected, as 
it is a gift. 



Income Tax To Pay For New Ad- 
ditions to Plant 

How many frames or bags did you 
help produce in 1920? Answer why 
and where, and carry over to item 
16A, 3rd column. 

If over 100, use blank 17-cqv. 

What was your total of good ones, 
if any, and state when. Do you work 
left handed? If so, use form x-63. 



there must be a reason worth having. 
Is it that their environment is obnox- 
ious,' or is it to see Plante start his 
car? 

A whole page in the next issue will 
be reserved for the best answers. 

Read instructions, sheet F. 

Give total work that went to scrap 
can and carry over to schedule M. 

How many times did yoii change 
your position in 1920? 

Do you claim any exemption for 
poor stock or Foreman 's instructions ? 
Who said so? Why and what for? 

Were you interested in bowling or 
hockey, if so, see exemption claim on 
page 2 column 4, and add to total put 
in scrap-can. 

To be answered by persons other 
than those described in items 4-16- 
32 %. 

Subscribed and sworn at this, 



at Howling 

fat Mm. 

After dispensing with your hat, 
coat, and in extreme cases, collar and 
necktie, and having deposited your 
loose change, and family jewels in the 
safe, assume an entirely natural and 
relaxed position on the bench. Arms 
folded, permissible and good form. 
Under no conditions sit on the top 
rail, as this puts you in the same 
class with the bird who rests his feet 
on the parlor table and wears a hat 
while reading a copy of the Police 
Gazette. 

Light a Plantation, or mayhap 
some other smoke producer. Some 
prefer to smoke one with a bright 
gold band, but this habit is slowly 
dying out, and is really only indulged 
in by actors, etc. Very seldom bank 
directors or presidents. Be that as 
it is, inhale and jam the smoke 
through the nostrils. This soothes 
the nerves and causes y<j)ur opponents 
to wonder in amazement at your evi- 
dent coolneess and utter disregard of 
the surrounding excitement. 

When it's your turn to bowl, arise 
slowly, cast your eyes down the alley 
in a critical sort of way, glare at the 
foulman and take a slant at the score 
board to see what luck your fellow 
bowlers have had. Meanwhile grasp 
the towel in both hands, and go thro 
the motions of a tug-of-war. This, 
of course, to dry your hands and is 
not done to give the impression that" 
you are familiar with the old out-of- 
date bar towel. 

The next is an important move : 
Select a ball from the rack. Take 
plenty of time, as there are only elev- 
en other men bowling. If the balls 
are not correct in weight, size or col- 
or, etc., show your disgust by frown- 
ing. It is not good policy to swear at 
this stage of the game, save your 
words for other causes. 

Having finally selected the right 
spheroid, assume an easy position 
near the score board. Expectorate 
once or twice into the cuspidor, or as 
near by as possible, hold ball in left 

Continued on Page 3, Col. 1. 



WADCO NEWS 



Wadco News 

Published Skmi- Monthly 

by the Employees of Whitiuff & Davis 

Company, Plainville, Mass. 



MIDDLEBORO NEWS 



Publication Committee 

J. O. Gagnon, Chairman 

W. M. Fuller Lee Higsrins F. Gaddes 

O. Soderstrom H. B. Rowan 



Editor . . C. H. Peasley 

Asst. Editor, Catherine Kennedy 



COMMERCIAL PRESS- PRINTERS 



EDITORIALS 



A Gentleman 



The man who is clean inside and 
outside, who neither looks up to the 
rich nor down on the poor, who can 
lose without squealing and win with- 
out bragging, who is considerate of 
women, children, and old people, who 
is too brave to lie, too generous to 
cheat,' and too sensible to loaf, who 
takes his share of the world's goods 
and lets others have theirs, is a true 
gentleman. 



The front page of this issue is furn- 
ished by the combined efforts and 
genius of Lee Higgins and Bill Sweet. 
Take notice of the reward offered 
and show us your ideas. The editor 
is willing and ready to receive ideas 
and help on the paper at any time. It 
is very easy to criticize and tear down 
but constructive criticism is always a 
help. Such help we are receiving this 
issue and we hope for more. The 
front page of the next issue, that of 
February 25th, is assigned to the of- 
fice force. Get your ideas ready. 
Your turn may come next. 



We are glad to see that the boys 
are waking up as shown by the several 
bowling matches. Our sporting edi- 
tor is looking for more space in the 
paper to keep up with the events. 



There surely are some athletes 
among the girls. Helen J. tried her 
luck at "hurdling" over the steam 
pipes but didn't quite -go "over the 
top." (And then the crowd gath- 
ered.) 






Listen, girls, both young and old! 
Ill tell something the Boss wants 

told 
lie says lie hears us rave and cuss 
When bags with holes come back to 

us. 

He thinks it is a measley shame 
To give the pullers all the blame. 
It's not because they have a spite 
They pull those bags with all their 
might. 

That is the work for which they are 

paid; 
And if our bags are carefully made 
There is not the slightest, slightest 

doubt, 
That never a ring could they pull out. 

Sometimes the gas is not just right, 
Sometimes the rings are not closed 

tight. 
The mesh is rotten often times 
When its sent down to Mr. Heintz. 

Whatever the cause, though not our 

fault 
Too hasty speech we must call a halt, 
Let's play the game, and with a grin 
Mend the "darn things" when they 

come in. 

John Bamberger, like a fire-horse old, 
Cannot keep still when fire bells toll. 
The other night he had a "fit" 
When they wouldn't let him "do his 
bit" 

To check a raging fire nearby, 
Whose smoke and cinders reached the 

sky. 
We hope that fires will keep away 
While Johnny chooses here to stay. 

There is a sad delusion among Plaiu- 
ville 's elect 

And a wrong impression I must cor- 
rect, 

When the new bench hands had said 
"they'd run 

Down to Middleboro just for fun." 

To William Ireland somebody said, 
"Oh, don't go there, Middleboro 's 

dead." 
Those that think it are asleep, 
And wide awake had better keep. 
Never believe it not for a minute. 






For Middleboro 's alive — and all the 

folks in it. 
By and by, I'll hear you groan 
"Middleboro sure is, holding her 

own. ' ' 

That rumor was started, I should 

judge 
By someone who "concealed a 

grudge. ' ' 
So I'll correct it in accents bold, 
Before it gains too strong a hold. 

I'm thinking Cupid will meet defeat 
For Billy I. is quite discreet 
And very quiet, but this I know 
You couldn't ever call him "slow." 
Somebody must have ' ' put him wise, ' ' 
For Satan dances in his eyes. 

— Hattie Goodwin. 



Could We Do Any Better 



Not many of us realize the condi- 
tions that have been met and over- 
come by some of our Armenian shop- 
in ates in getting to this town. 

Paul Bilizarian of the Soldered 
Mesh Department had made up his 
mind to come to America when the 
war broke out. He was a member of 
the Armenian army, fighting the 
Turks. He finally fought the Bolshe- 
viki and was taken prisoner, and later 
was taken to Vladivostok. 

After many hardships he came 
from there to Vancouver and then 
across the United States to the east, 
having covered over 18,000 miles on 
his way. 

Here, instead of reading an Ar- 
menian newspaper and being content 
with Ihe news from his home-land, 
he took a "United States" paper and 
studied out the news concerning the 
people here in this country. 

When he landed here he could not 
speak a word of English, but now 
with night school work, he is able to 
make himself understood fairly well. 

Many of us might go far if we ex- 
ercised his determination and persev- 
erance. 



Now that Florence has a banjo, 
Tina a banjo-mandolin, and Lydia a 
ukulele, the soldering bench hopes to 
have an orchestra soon. 



The dress suits from Brown seemed 
to be quite an attraction. What do 
you say, Catherine. Irene and Anna" 



WA D CO NEWS 



(Continued from Page 1 . Col. 3) 

hand and grasp towel once more with 
the right. Then get set for a fling at 
the wood. 

Never, while waiting, throw the 
ball in the air, and catch it, or start 
to converse, this being a sure sign of 
the novice or beginner. Now lean 
forward slightly from the belt up ; 
swing the ball backward, run three 
or four steps; approach the foul line 
1)}- one inch or closer and then, with 
a forward swing and from the right 
hand corner of the alley, let the ball 
travel toward the head pin. 

The old-timers will tell you they 
always know just where the ball is go- 
ing to make contact Carry out this 
belief by swinging your right arm 
forward, as if to deliver an uppercut 
to the jaw, and then suddenly apply- 
ing the brake. This conveys the idea 
that you expect a strike, even though 
three remain standing. 

Now is the time to swear. Not 
loud, understand, and nothing rough, 
tut under your breath, so to speak, 
and with a slight, but . noticeable 
swaying of the head to register em- 
phatic surprise and disappointment. 

The second ball delivery receives 
the s:ime treatment, towel action and 
all, but in the case of a miss the ex- 
pressions, both facial and vocal, are 
multiply by two or more. 

When a strike or spare is made a 
different attitude is taken. That is, 
the bowler returns very quickly to 
the bench with a look which seems to 
say, "That's nothing— nothing at all. 
I do that regularly. I'm an old hand 
at this game." 

Aluminum Goods Mfg. Co. 



Effort, after it has brought success, 
can never fairly be termed luck. 

There is not much use in burying 
the hatcbet unless you forget the lo- 
cation of the grave. 

Any man who can sum up his day's 
work with a feeling of self-satisfac- 
tion that he has put in his best licks 
can lie on his couch at night with a 
good clear conscience and has a right 
to expect only the best outcome from 
his work. 



A village girl eloped in her father's 
clothes. The next day the local paper 
came out with an account of the 
elopement, head°d, "Flees in Father's 
Pants. ' ' 



SPORTS 

Frank Brown, Editor 
The sporting activities of the em- 
ployees is now at its height in the fac- 
tory. All departments have a bowl- 
ing team of its own and are knocking 
down the pins almost every night at 
the Anawan Alleys. Not to be out- 
done by the male portion of the fac- 
tory, the ladies bestirred themselves 
and got together a most formidable 
aggregation of pin smashers and hied 
themselves to the fray one night last 
week and to see them wollop the poor 
pins was a caution. First they would 
roll up their sleeves and spit on their 
hands like a man, and then ishut 
their eyes and let her go; and if the 
ball stayed on the alleys some of the 
pins would come down, and if enough 
fell they would yell like mad to their 
opponents, which would make a keen 
rivalry for the other side to wake up 
and do likewise. The following score 
was a very good one for the first at- 
tempt at the game. Dolly Bell was 
high roller for the soldered mesh girls 
in singles, and Anna Greve highest in 
totals. For the Assembly girls, Elsie 
Hemmingsen carried the honors in 
Loth single and total strings. We are 
in hopes to chronicle in our next issue 
the result of other teams of ladies 
from the other departments. The fol- 
lowing is the correct box score : 

'SOLDERED MESH 

Anna Greve, 57 64 62 183 

Katierine Kenedy, 53 53 63 169 

Dot Staples. 54 44 60 158 

Mildred Miller, 47 55 50 152 

Dorothv Bell, 46 52 76 174 



STAMP DEPARTMENT 



Gaddes, 

Savage, 

White, 

Ouellette, 

Baxter, 



90 95 100 285 

84 85 87 256 

79 94 86 259 

81 84 84 249 

97 76 70 243 



1292 



MESH DEPARTMENT 

Berger, 68 90 86 244 

Sharpe, 85 97 86 268 

McNeil, 83 80 74 237 

Muccurone, 74 80 92 246 

Pelligri, 103 79 83 205 



1260 



The plain clothes men of the ink 
slingers of the Office arrived with 
their team on the scene and challeng- 
ed the active crowd from the Plan- 
ning Room, thinking of course they 
would have a picnic with them, but 
they were trimmed quite handily. 
Dan Crotty was high for the Plan- 
ners, and Weatherbee for the pencil 
pushers. The box score was as fol- 
lows : 

PLANNING 
Crotty, 99 89 88 276 

Francis, 77 97 76 250 

Spence, 85 87 82 254 

Kenvon, 66 82 86 234 

Labrie, 94 83 84 261 



1275 



OFFICE 

G. Manchester, 71 87 85 243 

Meagan, 78 71 80 229 

Peasley, 87 90 74 251 

Weatherbee, 76 99 87 261 

Sanford, 89 85 85 259 



836 



ASSEMBLY ROOM 



1244 
The team from the Coloring Room 
felt they should try what their 
strength was. So they decided to put 
on a coat of green and cover their 
hands with plenty of cyanide gilding 
material and go after the smashers of 
the Stamp room. They were not quite 
there for they were trimmed by the 
second team of smashers. White was 
Clara Hemmingsen, 51 52 37 140 high for the smashers and Laughton 

for the bright ones. 



Elsie Hemmingsen, 73 68 70 211 

Marv Gobin, 37 42 58 137 

Mary Jovce, 53 46 47 146 

Elsie Quirk, 64 43 59 166 



813 



The team from the Stamp depart- 
ment got after the Mesh gang and 
trimmed them since our last issue, al- 
though the Berkleyites gave them a 
run for their money. Gaddes was high 
for the smashers and Sharpe showed 
old time form for the Berkleyites. The 
box score was as follows : 



Let Thrift Be Your Ruling Habit 

' ' Thrift is a habit.- We are ruled by 
our habits. When habits are young 
they are like lion-cubs, soft, fluffy, 
funny, frolicsome little animals. 
Eventually they rule you. 

"Choose ye this day the habit ye 
would have rule over you." 



WADCO NEWS 



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CAUGHT IN THE MESH 



Winning Hockey Team Feeds 



Minutes Lost Per Employee 



On Tuesday evening the players 
met at the Whiting & Davis Restau- 
rant and were given a steak dinner 
which only Chef Olson can prepare. 
The Office may have lost the hockey 
game but came across with the goods 
when it came to pay their debts. Be- 
tween the courses of the dinner 
speeches were made by different 
members of the Team. 

Higgins was asked how he could 
put away so much grub when all he 
did was referee. 

Nash rushed Evans for the end 
seat. 

Kenyon explained how he forgot to 
return Peasley's watch. 

Grotty showed the boys how to ap- 
ply Sloan's Liniment. 
Meagan attended the dinner without 
his shin-guards. 

W. Rice came in late but ate as 
much as the others. 

Peasley's skinned knuckles didn't 
stop him from making a speech. 

Gleeson was there when it came to 
a song. 

S. Rice broke his skates during the 
game but managed to break even on 
the ice-cream. 

Gene's reach was good at the game, 
but you should have seen him at the 
dinner. 

Eddie told the boys how they 
should have won. 

Goodall believed in being seen and 
not heard when asked for a few re- 
marks. 

Whiting's advances towards the 
cake were the same as towards the 
goal. 

Clampitt missed a few goals but 
nothing on the table. 

Gag. forgot his lame knee when 
"Margie" was being played 



The 



was greatly enjoyed 



and music was furnished by an Edi- 
son machine. A rising vote of thanks 
was given Mr. C. A. Whiting for the 
use of the restaurant and also for his 
support given in all branches of 
sporl s 





Jan. 


Jan 




15 


22 


Mesh Room, 


8 


11 


Assembly, 


12 


24 


Dept. A, 


14 


5 


Polishing, 


16 


17 


Lining Dept., 


5 


7- 


Coloring, 


7 


12 


Bench, 


17 


15 


Soldered Mesh, 


5 


14 


Unsoldered Mesh, 


10 


8 


Tool Room, 


12 


19 


Stamp & Press, 


10 


22 


Maintenance, 


26 


35 


Repair, 


5 


9 


Rolling, 


7 





Planning, 


3 





Office, 


9 


17 


Dept. B, 


]6 


22 


Die Dept., 




30 


Whiting Chain, 


5 


3 



Total hours lost, 



119 167 



Hear Ye! Hear Ye! 



On Monday eve. next, or to be ex- 
act, February 14, 1921, we shall have 
a basket ball game between the Die- 
cutters "Hambones" and the Of- 
fice "Hinky Dinks.'* It will be played 
down in Lafayette Hall and J. Oliver 
Gagnon has charge of securing a four- 
piece orchestra for a little social time 
to follow the game. 

All you shop beauties! All you live 
wires and you dead ones ! All ye crabs 
and jokers! in fact, everybody, even 
Joe Miller and Hattie Coombs will be 
admitted for the measley insignificant 
little sum of twenty-five cents. 

This is a Golden Opportunity to re- 
view a galaxy of Annette Kellermans 
and no man's life will be complete 
without it. We most earnestly solic- 
it your quarters. 



Sweets to the Swede. Everybody 
guess for whom the two lollypops were 
which Harry brought into the office 
the other day. 



FOR SALE— One 1917 Ford Tour- 
ing Car. Price $'600. Apply to H. 
Crowther, W. C. Co. 



The Chain Co. would like to have 
additional floor space added to the 
new recreation room where they 
might hold their boxing matches in 
the future. 



Mrs. Roberts' motto:: Stop! Look! 
Listen ! 



CATS WANTED— Doris Larsen. 
Can you imagine — 

Bill Sweet without a smile? 
Jim Gleason not blushing? 
Erline Parker without Vange? 
Eddie Manchester in a hurry .' 
Jessie Bourgeois with a fellow? 
Louis Whiting' dancing? 
Fred Lynds married ? 
Eva Coneois in a bowling alley? 
Feilx Be.ioit without his hat ! 
Saxi Metcalf in a dress suit? 



Regina Sirois favorite 



song 



is. 



"Brighten the corner where you are." 
Have vou seen her left hand? 



Nancy Bell is ill with the mumps. 
We do miss her — and the whistle. 



A "second" bowling team has been 
formed among the girls of the solder- 
ed mesh deportment. They are anx- 
ious to prove their ability to the 
"first" team that has not been beaten 
yet. Those on the "second" team 
are: Edith Cooke, Florence Whiting. 
Tina Gauvin, Lena Babineau and 
Rhea Larock. 



When asked recently how he liked 
married life, Steve Tmillian replied. 
"I tell Coren, now he married, I tell 
Dandelion, now he married, 1 gness 
bime'by every Armenian fella' get 
married. " 

We believe he must have told Paul 
as Paul presented Hattie with a pret- 
ty potted orange tree the other day. 
and is trying to find out where she 
lives.